Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Showers of Blessings!

Have you ever met someone,
and right away you just know
that they are a kindred spirit?

It is a rare thing that may only 
happen once in a lifetime.

God has blessed me with a few kindred spirits,
and one is celebrating her birthday TODAY!
So this is for my friend!
~*~ you know who you are! ~*~
I thank God every day for 
the gift of you in my life!
My husband's cousin's son
(say that 3 times fast!)
is getting married next weekend!

So we will be sending them
a card, along with our love and prayers
for a blessed life together!

Wishing you all a blessed day as well!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

A New Home

Do you remember this rosette?

Well, it has found it's permanent home...

...on this muslin drawstring bag I made last week!

I needed something to carry all my
"junk" to work every day.
And when it's not in use, it looks great
hanging in my entryway, waiting for it's next journey!

Pretty simple!

And I LOVE it!

Thanks for stopping in today!
Hope you are having a fantastic day!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

White Wednesday

Simple beauty...

found at Michael's!

A bargain!

...for just $1!

And just in time for White Wednesday!

Wishing you a 

~ Lori

Saturday, September 11, 2010


A little braver when the skies are gray,
A little stronger when the road seems long,
a little more of patience through the day,
And not so quick to magnify a wrong.

A little kinder, both of thought and deed,
A little gentler with the old and weak,
Swifter to sense another's pressing need,
And not so fast the hurtful phrase to speak.

These are my goals - not flung beyond my power,
Not dreams of glory, beautiful but vain,
Not the great heights where buds of genius flower,
But simple splendors which I ought to gain.
-- Edgar A.Guest

Good and beautiful are the souls who take deeply into themselves the seeds of the Word, and keep them,
and tend them with care.
-- St Cyril of Alexandria

 Wishing you a blessed day!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Treasures From a Friend & A Giveaway!

Look what came in the mail this week!
Sweet treasures from a sweet friend!
I won a 400-follower giveaway

It came wrapped in pattern tissue with this
cool pendant attached!
Here's the back...
LOVE the ribbon!
Here's all the goodies inside!

Oh so romantic tags with crepe paper trim!

Mmmmmm....lavendar sachet!

And the sweetest lace-covered heart ornament!

The surprise pendant close-up!

If you haven't been to Tina's blog,
she makes the sweetest things!
Her bears are TO DIE FOR!
So cute!

I will treasure them all!

While we're on the subject of give-aways,
is clebrating 500 posts with a surprise giveaway!
Another extremely talented artist!

Hope you all enjoy your weekend!
Fall is definitely here in the Mid-West!


Friday, September 3, 2010

One Proud Mama!

My daughter has started her own blog!

She is a very creative and fun young lady!
She is such a sweetheart,
(of course I'm not at all biased!)
And my best friend!
If you have a moment, stop by and say, "Hi!"

Also sharing a couple cards made
in the past couple weeks.

For my friend, whos sunny disposition and love of PINK
was the inspiration behind this card!
Even when the rain is falling,
she is always there with an encouraging smile!

And this one is for my dad's birthday.
You're the best, Papa!

Wishing you all a safe and restful
Labor Day weekend!